School Update

School Update

Mini Scientist

Congratulations to our mini scientists who were successful in getting through to the national finals of the competition. What an incredible achievement for the boys and the school. Many thanks to both Mr O Reilly and Mrs Durnin who lead the project in the school this year and a big thank you to their parents who supported the boys and attended the regional final with them. Photos to follow on the school website.


Our enrolment policy for 2020/21 is up on our website. It was ratified by the Board of Management and approved by the patron over the last number of weeks. Enrolment week will take place from the 13th t o the 17th of January 2020.

The School of Rock

It’s that time of year again folks! We have taken on a new challenge this year, as our sixth-class steer away from our traditional pantomime to perform a musical of a modern-day era. Rehearsals are underway, lines are being learned, vocal cords are being pushed to the max as Scoil Bhríde’s Sixth Class get ready to perform their very own adaptation of “School of Rock”

Tickets will be available from Bernie’s Office as of Monday December 2nd. This year because of confirmation masses and other commitments, we will have to two mid-week performances on Wednesday 18th and Thursday 19th of September. I really would recommend purchasing your tickets as soon as possible as there will only be the two shows this year.

The money raised from ticket sales will go towards funding a new sound system for the hall

Thank you to the Parents Council, we will provide lots of refreshments on the night for all the boys and girls, so doors will be open from 7pm to give everyone time to get settled in. For the older, more senior audience members, the Parents Council have not forgotten about you either! Mulled wine treats and tea and coffee will also be available so don’t panic. We are also very lucky to have some great raffle prizes to be won on each night.

Student Council

Our student council have decided that this is a time of year to remember those less fortunate than ourselves. They are going to organise a Silver Snake this Thursday and ask the boys and girls in the school to bring in some coins for this silver snake, no more than €2 is requested. This money will go towards a charity such as Vincent De Paul.


Christmas performances

It is an exciting week next week as our classes from infants to 4th put on their Christmas singalongs and performances. Details of these have been sent by Bernie today. Fifth class will partake in Peace Proms in February and sixth class are of course the stars of our musical.

Parents Council

Many thanks to our Parent Council who are very busy organising many festive treats and surprises for the boys and girls. Last week we had Fresh Fruit Friday which was a huge success. Thank you to all parents who helped. See below for reminder of what is coming up over the next two weeks.

Fri – 13th Dec – Christmas Jumper Day

We’re inviting all children and staff to wear a Christmas jumper (or festive clothing). This will be a fun filled morning with some surprises for the children.

There is NO charge for this fun day.

9th – 17th Dec – Sweets Jars and Spot Prizes Donations

We would grateful for donation of sweets jars, one from each child if possible. For parents new to the school you simply fill a jar/freezer bag of sweets you can decorate the jar if you wish and bring them into the class teacher. These jars will be available along with other treats at our tuck shop for the “School of Rock” Christmas Show


If you or your company would like to donate a spot prize for the raffle, please drop them into Bernie’s office. Thank you for all the generous donations we have received so far.

Mon – 16th Dec – Deadline to return Raffle Ticket Books.

Tickets for just €2 a line with the opportunity to win FANTASTIC PRIZES.

At last count we have over €1,700 worth of fantastic prizes to be won – keep an eye on our school Facebook page for regular updates on prizes.

If you or your child have already filled out a book you can return it now to your class teacher (please make sure the money is in an envelope with your child’s name and class clearly marked).

Additional raffle books are available from teachers or Bernie at the school office. Closing date for return of money and books is 16th Dec.

18th – 19th Dec – “School of Rock” Christmas Show & Bumper Prize Raffles

Let’s show our support for the 6th class and our school and make sure we have a FULL HOUSE each night. Tickets on sale now at the school

This is sure to be a fun filled night for all the family, neighbours and friends. We will have refreshments, treats and a FANTASTIC RAFFLE with GREAT PRIZES.

20th Dec – Free Children’s Raffle

We have 2 bumper hampers filled with goodies every child would love as prizes. Every child that returns a raffle book will be entered a FREE draw which will take place at morning assembly. Each time you return a book your child’s name is entered the draw, so the more books returned the greater the chance to win.